John R. Houk
© July 20, 2014
While I was researching my last post – “Stand with Israel against Islamic Terrorists – Hamas” – I ran into a bothersome Google Search Engine situation. I was piecing together a very brief (and definitely not comprehensive) line of events that led Hamas to fire missiles at civilian targets in Israeli cities and the no-choice resulting Israel response of Operation Protective Edge led by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Now this is what I found bothersome: somewhere in this long overdue Gaza invasion to get rid of (or at least cripple) Hamas, Israel does not share the smoking gun data connecting the Islamic terrorists that murdered in cold blood Eyal Yifrah – 19, Gilad Shaar – 16, and Naftali Fraenkel – a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship. One has to be a numbskull to believe that the murderers – Arabs that call themselves Palestinians acting as terrorists – had not executed these teen kids.
The problem I am having is this: Did these Islamic Jew-haters work for Hamas, one of the terrorist organization under the PLO umbrella (now Western legitimized as the Palestinian Authority – PA) or did the Jew-haters concoct the murders on their own to gain Palestinian prestige among their family and friends which are constantly brainwashed to hate Jews? So far in my Google Search Engine research I failed to find the absolute linkage to Hamas.
I have no doubt that Google is one of the moron organizations that treat Israel as occupiers of Arab land rather than defenders of the ancient Jewish Homeland bequeathed by God Almighty as the Promised Land. So I would not be surprised if Google techs have programed their search engine for such queries to make Hamas a victim and Israel a perpetrator.
Indeed, as of yesterday the top results of searches pointed to Palestinian apologists, Leftists and incredulously Left thinking Jews that have defined a conspiracy that Prime Minister Netanyahu or the IDF or both concocted a scheme to kidnap three Jews and hold them for a while as an excuse sweep the Hamas organization out of Judea-Samaria (labeled as occupied West Bank by Arabs and the West) and then invade Gaza as an excuse to eradicate Hamas from further executions of terrorist activities against Israel.
I was not surprised a lying fabrication from Palestinian apologists and Leftists because that is what these guys do to persuade sympathy from gullible readers of media reporting. I was incredulous though to see Jewish pundits reputed as either definitely Left Wing and Center-Left that usually are supportive of Israel’s right to exist, BUT are under the delusion that providing undeserved land to Arabs that call themselves Palestinians will bring peace between the Arab world and Israel.
At this point I grew weary of finding the wording that the Google Search engine would deliver in pointing out if the Israeli government had publicly delivered the smoking gun evidence that the Islamic terrorists that murdered the three Jewish teens was specifically Hamas. So I emailed pro-Israel journalist (and a person I consider an online friend) Ari Bussel if he could point me to any specifics.
Ari gave a detailed account of the information he knew. Surprisingly the Israeli government has not made the details public, but Ari reports that Prime Minister Netanyahu made the information available to the relevant Heads of government which I presume includes the USA.
Ari’s email is good enough to post for readers to have something to think about. So this is what I am going to do. I am going to post the email exchange between Ari and I. Ari Bussel emailed a CC of my question and his own response to various others. One of those replies was CC’ed to me and I am also including that. In full disclosure I am editing the exchange to refrain from exposing the email addresses involved. And at this point includes Ari’s email even though he often includes his email address in many of his submissions to my blog.
Email Exchange: John Houk & Ari Bussel
All Emails 7/18/14 (last email 7/19/14)
From John Houk to Ari Bussel
Subject: I have a question
Dear Mr. Bussel,
I am writing because I am having difficulty in pinning down a reliable answer pertaining to the murders of the three teen Israeli boys. Prime Minister Netanyahu says Hamas is responsible for the murders. This accusation is absolutely believable due to the nature of the Hamas Charter to destroy Israel and kill Jews. Unsurprisingly I have come upon numerous Palestinian apologists that claim Netanyahu and the IDF conspired to kill the three teenagers for an excuse to clear Judea-Samaria of Hamas operatives and to attack Gaza. What I am surprised about is that I am reading left leaning Jewish publications and left leaning Jews agree with the Hamas accusation.
So my question is: Has the Prime Minister made good on publicizing the definitive proof that Hamas was responsible for the heinous murders of three Israeli teens? Google isn’t cooperating for me in balanced searches.
Thanks in advance if you are able to respond.
John R. Houk
From Ari Bussel to John Houk
Subject: RE I have a question
Allow to start with the following: I have not seen the evidence, and I sent a request, asking if it is possible to receive detailed information (some may be classified still, given that the two kidnappers are still in hiding and have not been caught and brought to justice yet).
I would also like to add that the details are no longer relevant. Why? Because once a lie is told, and then repeated often enough, the seeds of doubt have been planted, and even a later correction, and factual evidence will not repair the damage caused.
A classic case in point may be the Goldstone Report. Anyone remembers the correction by the Judge himself? We all remember that the Report “proved” Israel is guilty. (Guilty of what makes no difference whatsoever, nor do refutations, line by line, fact by fact, of what was contained therein.)
Richard Goldstone, of course, is a Jew.
A person with whom I swim every day at a local Jewish Community Center (that is open to all, not only “Jews” or “Whites”) has confronted me at the very start of the abduction of the three youths, Eyal, Naftali and Gil-Ad, HY”D (may the Lord avenge their deaths), suggesting at first they were in hiding then that the Israeli Security Service (Shin-Bet) is responsible for the abduction of the three from the bus stop that Thursday afternoon.
He further stated they were being held at the cellars of the Shin-Bet somewhere, still alive, but did not rule out we will kill them to put the blame unto others (i.e. the “Palestinians”).
All this while telling me, as I was leaving in disgust, he is saying Psalms for the three boys (a common manner of praying for Jewish people).
I turned around, shocked, and asked: Why do you bother?
Incidentally, the story changed as the days went by. The boys were in hiding. They were taken by Israel. Etc. All these horrible things, and yet the (meaningless) “prayer” continued. My friend does not understand that having such ideas cannot be reconciled with being a Jewish person, one who believes in God the Almighty.
My fellow-swimmer is a professor, specializes in demography, writes regularly and is otherwise both a respected and known member of the Jewish community in Los Angeles. His opinion, as “off the wall” as it may sound to some, reflects the prevailing thought of many of the Old Guard of the local American Jewry. He is not an extremist by any measure. He is intelligent and interesting. And he is a reflection of our worst enemies from within.
In many ways, their thinking is not much different than that of Turkey’s Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Netanyahu presented evidence of the Hamas connection of the two kidnappers (still at large) to different heads of state around the world.
For many years, Hamas has been promoting the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers and Israeli citizens. It is a protocol that has worked very well for both Hamas and Hizbollah. It was in the summer of 2006 that Hizbollah went over the border to Israel proper, attacked an IDF patrol and kidnapped Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, HY”D.
[Blog Editor: I plead a learning moment. I had no idea of the meaning for ‘HY”D’. Here is the explanation for the non-Jews who love Israel:
This honorific “May Hashem avenge his/her blood” is used for a non-rabbinic general individual who perished as a result of anti-semitism, for example pogroms or the Holocaust. The Hebrew version is “Hashem yinkom damo” (m.) / “Hashem yinkom dama” (f.) and in the Hebrew: (f.) “ינקום דמה” \ (m.) “השם ינקום דמו.” The English abbreviation is “HY”D” and in Hebrew “הי״ד.”
(Judaism) a periphrastic way of referring to God in contexts other than prayer, scriptural reading etc. because the name itself is considered too holy for such use]
That prompted what would later be called “The Second War in Lebanon.” Israel received their body parts back in exchange to more than 200 terrorists.
Not two weeks later, Hamas, promoting the very same tactic publicly and following exactly the same manner as Hizbollah, went into Israel (via a tunnel), attacked an army base and kidnapped an Israeli soldier.
That soldier was kept in a high rise building in Gaza for five years and was exchanged for more than a thousand terrorists, many who were convicted in a court of law for multiple life sentences.
There were other failed attempts to kidnap Israelis. Until last month, when three Israeli boys, standing at a bus stop on their way home for the weekend, disappeared. It took Israel several long hours until the process known as Hannibal Directive/Procedure [Wikipedia] was launched. By that time, it was too late.
Was that a red line? Kids being kidnapped?
Some excused it by saying they are “religious fanatics.” Other said they are “Settlers” and should not even have been there (“there” is Judea and Samaria). Easier to blame ourselves apparently for the sickness of our enemies.
The following day, the identity of the two kidnappers was made public by Israel and the necessary evidence was presented by PM Netanyahu to his counterparts among world leaders.
For eighteen days Israel, the Jewish People and people who believe in the Bible were praying to the Almighty for the safe return of the three boys. The IDF and Israeli security services were on a search and rescue mission, leaving no stone and bush unturned.
On the eighteenth day, the bodies of 16 year olds Gil-Ad and Naftali and 19 year old Eyal were discovered.
Their only sin: Being Jewish in the Jewish Homeland.
(Well, that is a double sin.)
Celebrations erupted throughout the “Palestinian” cities and towns.
After all, the mother of one of the three kidnappers had stated before she raised her kids on the Quran and the Prophet, then she added, that if it turned out her son did kidnap (and/or murder) the Jews, he will be blessed and she could not be happier. (Incidentally, she will receive money for the rest of her life as a result of the atrocity committed by her son.)
Theirs is a culture of death. They glorify murder. Thus, it is not surprising they name kindergartens, school yards, soccer fields, city squares and public institutions after such murderers.
The discovery was followed by a very somber day of mourning in Israel, and the three were brought to their final resting place.
Israel stood in shock.
Sane and reasonable people everywhere were silenced at the horror of what took place.
Israelis stood in unity, for we are all commanded DO NOT MURDER.
It was at the same time that three Israelis did exactly that, violating the very commandment of the ten that guide our lives.
The difference could not be clearer. They were apprehended and immediately brought to justice. They likely will not be allowed back among civilized society for the rest of their lives (for Israel does not have a death penalty).
We abhor and will do everything against anyone who finds murder a reasonable and necessary course of action. Revenge is not an excuse to capture a 16 year old and set him on fire while he is still alive.
And that is exactly the difference between Israel and her enemies.
I now return to the question you posed, albeit from a slightly larger context.
Tell a lie often enough, and one starts believing in it.
Our greatest enemy is confusion, and see how easy it is to plant the seeds of doubt:
Maybe the Israelis kidnapped the three boys?
The Israelis will stop at nothing, as long as it serves their purpose.
The greater good – the ability to subjugate the local population to invasion, torture, persecution, etc. – is justified. Sacrificing three boys is a very small price to pay.
Israeli Settlers are extremist ideologists. They will follow the dictum of the Torah to sacrifice their own sons!
All that Israel wanted is an excuse to invade Gaza.
Israel is no different from the Nazis!
I must admit, it is very difficult to fight when surrounded with absolute darkness.
Nothing makes sense.
Israel does not need ruses or excuses. All that Israel tries to do is live peacefully in the only Jewish country in the world, its Biblical and eternal homeland. We are not raised to hate Arabs because they are Muslim. We want to live in peace with our neighbors. In fact, our Torah directs us time and time again to remember we were a foreign people in Egypt, thus, we must treat the foreigner, widowed and orphaned among us with extreme care.
Israel does not kidnap and torture its own citizens, be they Jewish, Muslim or otherwise. For that there are numerous human rights organizations and an Israeli Supreme Court that see that even “torture” designed to obtain information to thwart activities such as terrorist attacks is done within a certain framework.
In Israel, incidentally, there can be no secrets. Now more than ever before, everything is public knowledge. I have long advocated that even field security within the IDF needs to be strengthened, since everything is available on-line or on the radio or tv.
A secret such as this (“Israel kidnaps, tortures and murders its own youths in order to fight Hamas”) is too big to hide. Surely someone, on some moral, ethical or other grounds go public with it.
Israel does not need excuses to conquer Gaza and eliminate Hamas. Hamas has vouched to destroy Israel, and has been actively pursuing this goal. Israel must fight Hamas with all her might, although for too long she did not do so.
We can go on and analyze each and every statement above (italicized), and others like it, and soon we will get to the conclusion that they are all a mirror reflection of the enemy.
It is the enemy who regularly sends its women and children and young men to act as human bombs.
It is the enemy who uses civilians as human shields.
It is Hamas that sits in bunkers underneath hospitals, kindergartens, schools and mosques. (Fatah terrorists are those who, likewise, ran into the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, defiled and desecrated the place knowing Israel will not dare touch a holy place.)
It is Hamas that fires hundreds of rockets a day directly at civilian populations, in order to kill, maim and instill fear and terror in the hearts and minds of as many Israelis as possible.
Israel’s enemies, including Hamas and Fatah and the other tribes that constitute modern day “Palestinians,” regularly advocate the abduction and killing of Israelis.
In short, all these statements are an exact description of what is commonplace within our enemies.
So the question to be asked is not the minutia, rather the truth.
How does one separate truth from fiction, reality from a thousand and one Arabian fantasies?
My colleague and partner, award-winning investigative journalist and author Norma Zager and I have recently embarked on a series called “How not to be Conned.” It is part of our “Conversations Eye to Eye” on Christian radio on the Crawford Broadcasting network of 23 stations across the USA.
I will send you a powerpoint of the presentation we recently gave at a local church on the same topic.
I am also including a segment on Christian TV with a friend of mine from Israel, Prof. Abraham Sion of Ariel University (in those “Occupied-Occupied Territories,” otherwise known as Judea and Samaria; double-Occupied since all of Israel is “Occupied”).
Fighting Israel with Hitler’s Weapons:
Also, I am forwarding an e-mail from a blogger in Israel. (Appended here below.) It also discusses exactly the same matter.
You see, you raised a most important question. Not the actual proof (that exists, but it will make little difference in terms of the lies being floated around), rather how to separate truth from fiction, how to know if something is true or not.
Whether by Israeli enemies or self-haters, our job turns to be most challenging. We are thinking individuals, and we are easily confused. Likely because we hear the lies time and again. Many times the lies come from “reliable” sources (“I am a Jew” or “I am Israeli” or “I served in the IDF” or “I am a son of Holocaust survivors” or from organizations with like names “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace,” “Jews for Peace,” …).
We are not sure any more what is truth and what is a lie. What is good and what is bad.
Thus, Norma and I always start and end as follows:
What you need is a benchmark. It can be God. It can be the Bible. It can be your children. Or your spouse. It has to be something that for you is the absolute truth.
When something then does not make sense, for instance, when you are told it is dark now, yet you look and the sun is at a zenith and your watch shows 1PM, pinch yourself.
Check what you are told (“it is dark outside” or “Israel kidnapped and murdered the three kids”) against that is most dear to your heart. God. The Bible. Your children. Your spouse.
And then you will know the answer. Deep in your heart. In your mind. In all your senses.
The fight is difficult, the confusion easily gaining the upper hand. Thus we must stand ready, knowing our path is right, believing with all our might and putting all our trust as we are like blind persons or a busy highway, a tiny light engulfed in dense darkness.
There is no doubt we will prevail, but the fight is not easy.
It was on July 3rd at the presentation we gave at a local church that I realized that the “Benchmark” or “One’s Absolute Truth” slide was very simple: At a Church, The Truth is Jesus, a Jewish Rabbi.
So compare the doubts and the statements by Jewish-self-haters and other enemies of the People of the Bible (i.e. us, the Saturday and the Sunday People) to what Jesus has said, and you will have the answer and the proof.
You asked a seemingly “simple question” and clearly did not expect such an answer.
Yet, you managed, as you often do with your preface for every posting of ours, to raise awareness, to focus the attention to bring about truths that need to see the light of day, be read and discussed.
For that – as always – I thank you.
I took the liberty to add a few people to this e-mail, among them: my colleague, Norma Zager, Pastor Lorraine Coconato in whose Church we gave the most recent talk, Leehy Shaer, the aunt of Gil-Ad HY”D (one of the three kidnapped and murdered youths) who lives in LA, Prof. Abraham Sion of those Occupied-Occupied areas of Zion Jerusalem, Dr. Daryl Temkin, who taught me how easy it is to float a lie and how difficult it is to combat the aftermath, and my friend Danny Seaman from Jerusalem, who for ten years headed the Government Press Office in Israel. There is no better person that him among us – the soldiers on the front line, the guards on Israel’s walls.
“For Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest.” (Isaiah 62:1)
John Houk to Ari Bussel
Subject: RE I have a question
Actually Mr. Bussel I did expect such a passionate email response. It is one reason I emailed you. I knew you would give me an honest answer that is also pro-Israel. I need to take some time to digest the entire email including attachments. With that in mind may I have your permission to post your email response? And I also welcome the input of anyone else you sent an email to.
Thanks for your time and love of Israel,
Ari Bussel to John Houk
Subject: RE I have a question
With thanks. Please feel free to extract segments and/or use as you see fit. There is plenty of information therein.
I do expect an answer, as the Consul General of Israel for the Western Region (USA) was blind copied on this e-mail and promised a reply.
This said, I am trying to put as little pressure on him as possible, given the current situation and his on-going responsibilities as the highest ranking Israeli representative for the West Coast.
Sunday morning we will be at a Church where he will be speaking.
Abraham Sion to Ari Bussel
CC: John Houk …….
Subject: RE I have a question
Thank you for copying me on your informative article to John, and I would like to add the following:
The Palestinian Arabs have adopted and mastered Nazi propaganda. Goebbels could have learned some tricks from them. They use the same narrative, same cartoons and same repetition of lies and falsehoods, blaming the Jews for almost all world evils. Just to give one example: When Germany decided to invade Poland on the eve of WW2, it came up with a false story that Polish guards at the border between Poland and Germany killed German soldiers. The fact was that German troops killed some fellow German soldiers and blamed the killing on the Poles as a pretext to invade Poland. See how similar Arab propaganda is.
Also, in no Arab country one can find a constitution safeguarding civil rights. In no Arab country, including areas governed by the Palestinian Authority, no Jew can live or have any rights. Yet the Palestinian Arabs blame Israel falsely for all the evils that exist in their own countries and territories. They work around the clock to discredit Israel, but unfortunately, Israel is hardly engaging in any way in refuting those allegations. The outcome is that if the Arabs repeat an allegation one thousand times and there is no one on the other side who bothers to refute them, they are then, in the minds of many people, regarded as facts. The worst of those who engage in discrediting Israel are often anti Semite Jews.
Prof. Abraham Sion, Chair
The Center for Law and Mass Media
Ariel University of Samaria
Edited by John R. Houk
Within the emails, anything enclosed by brackets is from the Editor.
I am very grateful to Ari Bussel and the later email by Abraham Sion for their input regarding Palestinian apologist and Left Wing propaganda that wrongfully implicates Israel as perpetually at fault for all acts of violence against Israel and the nation’s Jewish citizens.
Pray for Israel
Ari Bussel recommended link: http://www.truthprovider.com/
Ergo Agenda 21 Portrait Flawed
John R. Houk
© July 5, 2014
Have you heard of United Nations Agenda 21 (usually written as Agenda 21)?
Anti-Agenda 21 Conservatives/Conspiracy Theorists look at the original documents that led to the formulation of Agenda 21. The documentation smacks of a New World Order mentality enveloped in Enviro-Marxism and disguised with positive sounding words designed to gain public support in voluntarily implementing the guidelines of Agenda 21. Yup, I am biased against Agenda 21.
Pro-Agenda 21 Liberals/Leftists/Progressives defend the agenda by first of all trying to smear the character of Anti-Agenda 21 activists as Right Wing Nut jobs that see an absurd unmerited conspiracy under every rock that are allegedly designed to benefit the collective society of humankind. Then the Pro-Agenda 21 typically justify the agenda with the same flowery word descriptors designed to make individuals amenable to changes that allegedly will better the quality of living of humanity collectively.
A good example of what I am writing about can be found in the once great but now Left Wing organization known as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC):
At the conclusion of the June 3-14, 1992, United Nations Conference on Environment & Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, President George H.W. Bush and the leaders of 177 other nations signed a document known as Agenda 21. At the time, it was seen as a perfectly sensible planning paper, a nonbinding statement of intent aimed at dealing with sustainability on an increasingly crowded planet.
But in the 22 years since that day, at the hands of groups like the John Birch Society, Agenda 21 has been transformed in much of the American public mind into a secret plot to impose a totalitarian world government, a nefarious effort to crush freedom in the name of environmentalism. And it isn’t only extremists pushing this conspiracy theory — in January 2012, the Republican National Committee bought into the propaganda, denouncing Agenda 21 in a resolution as a “destructive and insidious scheme” that is meant to impose a “socialist/communist redistribution of wealth.”
To listen to such groups, Agenda 21 will lead to a “new Dark Ages of pain and misery yet unknown to mankind.” It is “a comprehensive plan of utopian environmentalism, social engineering, and global political control,” the “most dangerous threat to America’s sovereignty” yet. It will “make our nation a vassal” of the UN, result in “the destruction of our lives,” force rural areas’ “population [to be] decimated,” and lead to having “90% of the population murdered.” The end, these critics all agree, will be the imposition of “a collectivist world government.”
Agenda 21 is not a treaty. It has no force of law, no enforcement mechanisms, no penalties, and no significant funding. It is not even a top-down recommendation, seeking instead to encourage communities around the world to come up with their own solutions to overpopulation, pollution, poverty and resource depletion. It is a feel-good guide that cannot force anyone, anywhere, to do anything at all.
The fears generated in such places are ridiculous to the point of utter absurdity, but they have had an important real-world impact. …
Virtually none of the outlandish claims about Agenda 21 are true. Yet, as with all such baseless pro-Propaganda, the hysteria over it has had the effect of poisoning any kind of rational discussion of the very real challenges we face — challenges that are essential to tackle head-on in an increasingly complex and stressed world.
It’s time to finally call out the conspiracy theorists. The politicians who spread falsehoods about Agenda 21 and its effects need to be shamed by other politicians, by editorial boards and other commentators, and by the citizenry at large. … (AGENDA 21: The UN, Sustainability and Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory; By staff of Intelligence Project of the SPLC – www.splcenter.org; April 2014; © Southern Poverty Law Center. All rights reserved.)
The rest of the document is more a smear campaign against the proponents of anti-Agenda 21 activists (aka the Right-Wing Conspiracy) than a refutation of anti-Agenda accusations; i.e. other than the typical justification of the typical amenable nice sounding descriptor words. The primary targets of the SPLC are Tom DeWeese, Senator Ted Cruz and Glen Beck.
This from the executive summary of the SPLC document. In the “About the Report” heading more specific information is given as to who the “staff” is led by in formulating the SPLC document:
This report was principally researched and written by Heidi Beirich, with contributions by Mark Potok, Janet Smith and Don Terry, who wrote about the plan in Baldwin County, Ala. It was edited by Potok. Russell Estes and Sunny Paulk designed the report.
The SPLC in my opinion was once a bastion of civil rights in America, especially during the formative years of the civil rights movement that has led to greater socio-political equality among non-White Anglo-American Protestants. Arguably there still is some racial tension, yet racism is more the acceptance than the rule in American society. In the 21st century the SPLC has joined America’s Fringe Left that has successfully transformed America AWAY from Christian moral principles that this great nation was formed upon. This explains the SPLC’s stance of promoting anti-American denigration of Free Speech, Religious Freedom and Constitutional issues loved by Conservatives in the Bill of Rights and loathed by America’s Left who choose to nullify or transform the Bill of Rights into a moldable Living Constitution that can be adjusted as needed by Leftist utopian principles.
This is the same SPLC that encourages Leftists to silence Conservatives by shouting misleading lies ending with making ALL Conservatives into Right Wing Nutjobs on the same level as the fringe Right (e.g. the KKK, Skinheads, Neo-Nazis, Aryans, White Supremacist organization and you get the idea). This means Family Rights groups promoting Biblical Christian morality, Biblical Christian Churches, Traditional Roman Catholics, Conservative organizations promoting Original Intent Constitutional issues especially the Tea Party movement and so on; are on the same level as actual Right Wing racists.
And thus the SPLC vilifies Conservatives that view the Agenda 21 path as a threat to the U.S. Constitution as Right Wing Conspiracy Theorists.
Since the SPLC engages in unwarranted character assassination to justify their labels Conservatives, let’s look at the nature of the SPLC’s actual character:
An academic study has accused the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) of having an anti-Christian bias in its reporting on hate groups in America.
Once considered the “gold standard” in reporting on violent anti-government or racist groups in America, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s reputation has begun to wither as it has started targeting conservative Christian groups including the Family Research Council (FRC) for what SPLC claims is anti-gay animus.
SPLC says FRC gins up hatred and possible violence against gays because it has reported certain ideas that are taboo to SPLC: that hate-crimes laws will be used to stifle preachers; that because of HIV-AIDS and other diseases gays may not live as long as others; that gay parenting is not as good for children as more traditional parenting; that same-sex attraction is not inborn; and that gays can stop being homosexual. Believing or espousing any of these ideas makes you eligible for the SPLC hate list. [Full disclosure: the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, of which I am president, was just placed on SPLC’s hate list for espousing some of these ideas.]
Professor George Yancey of the University of North Texas says he is not arguing one way or the other about FRC’s inclusion on the list but merely demonstrating SPLC’s outrage is subjective, selective, and never reckons progressive groups guilty of the same things of which … READ THE REST(STUDY: SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER IGNORES LIBERAL HATE; By AUSTIN RUSE; Breitbart – Big Government; 3/10/14)
Christian groups are celebrating with the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation appears to have scrubbed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) from its hate crimes webpage, where the controversial group was listed as a resource and referred to as a partner in public outreach.
A letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, drafted by Lieutenant General (Ret.) William G. Boykin, Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council (FRC), calls such an association “completely unacceptable.”
Signed by fourteen other conservative and Christian leaders, the letter calls SPLC “a heavily politicized organization producing inaccurate and biased data on ‘hate groups’ – not hate crimes.” It accuses the SPLC of “providing findings that are not consistent with trends found in the FBI statistics.” Where the FBI has found hate crimes and hate groups declining significantly in the past ten years, SPLC claims hate groups have increased … READ THE REST (FBI DUMPS SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER AS HATE CRIMES RESOURCE; By Austin Ruse; sreaves32 blog – Originally Breitbart; 3/28/14)
When I checked out Heidi Beirich via Google I have to admit in full disclosure a slew of websites and blogs with a White Supremacist and Antisemitic bent came up prior to anything critical of her journalism. I say GO Heidi in exposing those nefarious organizations; nonetheless she too also groups non-hate groups particularly Christians and Counterjihad writers as hate groups while failing to report on Left Wing terrorism and Radical Islamic American individuals-groups as well Islamic terrorist organizations.
Apparently Heidi Beirich was the primary writer of the collated data of the staff of the publication Intelligence Project under the auspices of the SPLC. Beirich as a SPLC writer seems to be the interviewer/interrogator for the Intelligence Project. She has no disguise in her press questions of interviewees.
CNN let the liberal Southern Poverty Law Center brand many right-wing “patriot” groups as “extremist” and racist on Friday afternoon. CNN host Brooke Baldwin simply listened to the SPLC talking points and concernedly asked what was being done to “combat” the “paranoia” of “anti-government activism.”
The SPLC had previously placed the Family Research Council alongside Klan members and neo-Nazis in a list of “hate” groups, but CNN did not question their study then. They continued to accept their liberal “expertise” on Friday, not challenging whether certain groups belonged in the “extremist” category.
Baldwin reported the “exploding” number of “patriot” groups – as labeled by the SPLC – and did not ask how the SPLC determined what constituted an “patriot” group. Included in the list of “extremist” groups were Constitution Parties and militia groups of multiple states.
The SPLC’s Heidi Beirich insinuated that racism was alive and well in these groups, without being challenged as to whether some of the groups in the list were really racist. “Obama is an African-American. So there are all these crazy racial theories that you hear about Obama, that he’s not really a citizen, that he’s maybe a secret Muslim,” she noted.
“And all of this has created an incredible amount of paranoia on the far, far right – which is expressed in these kinds of – in this kind of anti-government activism,” explained the SPLC’s Heidi Beirich.”
“So what, if anything, is being done to combat some of this paranoia?” Baldwin worriedly asked.
A transcript of the segment, which aired on March 9 on Newsroom at 3:10 p.m. EST, is as follows:
Mark Potok is a Senior fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center and pertaining Conservative DTN states he says, ‘… the Tea Party “and similar groups” are “shot through with rich veins of radical ideas, conspiracy theories and racism”’.
… Potok and SPLC give a free pass to left-wing groups that advocate on behalf of illegal immigrants and open borders, no matter how hateful or race-obsessed those groups’ agendas may be. One such entity is MEChA—a “Chicano Students” organization that calls for the people of Mexico to annex the American Southwest, and vows to repel the “brutal ‘gringo’ invasion of our territories.” Not even MEChA’s slogan—which translates to “For the race, everything; Outside of the race, nothing”—draws the ire of Potok, who says: “[W]e have found no evidence to support charges that [MEChA] is racist or anti-Semitic.”
According to Laird Wilcox, a researcher specializing in the study of political fringe movements: “In private [Potok] concedes that there’s no overwhelming threat from the far right, and in public [he] says something altogether different.” This, says Wilcox, is because “professionally [Potok] is just a shill. It’s his job. That’s what he’s paid for.” In 2010, Wilcox reported that after having reviewed a list of 800-plus “hate groups” published by Potok and SPLC, he had “determined that over half of them were either non-existent, existed in name only, or were inactive.”
Potok and SPLC routinely conflate racist extremists on the one hand, with respectable conservative scholars, researchers, and journalists on the other. For example, the Intelligence Report‘s “30 New Activists” article featured numerous profiles of Klansmen, skinheads, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis. Co-mingled with these profiles was one devoted to Frank Gaffney, Jr., founder and president of the Center for Security Policy. Though Gaffney is a scholar devoted to meticulous research and a lucid, reasoned presentation of verifiable facts, the Intelligence Report derided him as “the anti-Muslim movement’s most paranoid propagandist.”
Just as Potok and SPLC conflate individual hatemongers with respectable conservatives, so do they lump hatemongering groups together with legitimate organizations that happen to hold conservative political views. In late 2007, for instance, SPLC labeled the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)—whose mission is to “improve border security” and “stop illegal immigration”—as a “hate group.” “What we are hoping very much to accomplish is to marginalize FAIR,” Potok candidly confirmed at the time. “We don’t think they should be a part of the mainstream media.”
SPLC likewise began listing the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) as a hate group in 2010 because, Potok explained: “it has knowingly spread false and denigrating propaganda about LGBT people … [and has made] demonizing claims that gay people are child molesters and worse—claims that are provably false.”
For additional information on Mark Potok, click here.
Further info on Mark Potok
Smith is a Research Analyst for the Intelligence Report, the Intelligence Project’s quarterly magazine that exposes extremists groups in the U.S. Smith has tracked white nationalist, neo-Confederate, and Holocaust denial groups. Her most recent work has focused on the activities of the anti-immigration, militia/patriot, sovereignty, and tea party movements in the U.S.
Co-director of the UNA Women’s Center, Dr. Anna Lott, invited Janet Smith to speak at UNA.
“We invited her to tell her story about what she has done, and what is still going on. I don’t think people are aware of it,” said Lott. “I think she is an inspiration.” (Member of the Southern Poverty Law Center to speak at UNA; From University of North Alabama; 10/7/09)
Don Terry is a senior writer at the Southern Poverty Law Center and has previously worked for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Times, where he was part of a team of journalists awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for the series “How Race Is Lived in America.” (Brief bio found at bottom page of “Agenda of Fear: The Right-Wing Threat to Urban Planning Everywhere”)
Design Director Russell Estes (From Acknowledgements – “Agenda of Fear: The Right-Wing Threat to Urban Planning Everywhere”)
Mr. Estes appears to be more a tech guy than a political polemicist (LinkIn Profile).
Sunny Paulk – Designer
Also a person who seems more techy than political.
Of course then in essence the SPLC has become a Left Wing propagandist tool in which the organizations integrity is now questionable.
The founder of the SPLC Morris Dees has also crept into the realm of Leftist polemicist but worse. Dees is a Leftist for profit. See this profile by Charlotte Allen writing for the Weekly Standard (but posted at John Tanton).
Agenda 21 – In one easy lesson
By Tom DeWeese
What is Sustainable Development?
According to its authors, the objective of sustainable development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity. Sustainablists insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact, focusing on three components; global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction. Social Equity (Social Justice) Social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people “to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment.” Redistribution of wealth. Private property is a social injustice since not everyone can build wealth from it. National sovereignty is a social injustice. Universal health care is a social justice. All part of Agenda 21 policy.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Special dealings between government and certain, chosen corporations which get tax breaks, grants and the government’s power of Eminent Domain to implement sustainable policy. Government-sanctioned monopolies.
Local Sustainable Development policies Smart Growth, Wildlands Project, Resilient Cities, Regional Visioning Projects, STAR Sustainable Communities, Green jobs, Green Building Codes, “Going Green,” Alternative Energy, Local Visioning, facilitators, regional planning, historic preservation, conservation easements, development rights, sustainable farming, comprehensive planning, growth management, consensus.
Who is behind it?
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (formally, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives). Communities pay ICLEI dues to provide “local” community plans, software, training, etc. Addition groups include American Planning Council, The Renaissance Planning Group, International City/ County Management Group, aided by US Mayors Conference, National Governors Association, National League of Cities, National Association of County Administrators and many more private organizations and official government agencies. Foundation and government grants drive the process.
Where did it originate?
The term Sustainable Development was first introduced to the world in the pages a 1987 report (Our Common Future) produced by the United Nations World Commission on Environmental and Development, authored by Gro Harlem Brundtland, VP of the World Socialist Party. The term was first offered as official UN policy in 1992, in a document called UN Sustainable Development Agenda 21, issued at the UN’s Earth Summit, today referred to simply as Agenda 21.
What gives Agenda 21 Ruling Authority?
More than 178 nations adopted Agenda 21 as official policy during a signing ceremony at the Earth Summit. US president George H.W. Bush signed the document for the US. In signing, each nation pledge to adopt the goals of Agenda 21. In 1995, President Bill Clinton, in compliance with Agenda 21, signed Executive Order #12858 to create the President’s Council on Sustainable Development in order to “harmonize” US environmental policy with UN directives as outlined in Agenda 21. The EO directed all agencies of the Federal Government to work with state and local community governments in a joint effort “reinvent” government using the guidelines outlined in Agenda 21. As a result, with the assistance of groups like ICLEI, Sustainable Development is now emerging as government policy in every town, county and state in the nation.
Revealing Quotes From the Planners
“Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by EVERY person on Earth…it calls for specific changes in the activities of ALL people… Effective execution of Agenda 21 will REQUIRE a profound reorientation of ALL humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced ” Agenda 21: The Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet (Earthpress, 1993). Emphases – DR
Urgent to implement – but we don’t know what it is!
“The realities of life on our planet dictate that continued economic development as we know it cannot be sustained…Sustainable development, therefore is a program of action for local and global economic reform – a program that has yet to be fully defined.” The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.
“No one fully understands how or even, if, sustainable development can be achieved; however, there is growing consensus that it must be accomplished at the local level if it is ever to be achieved on a global basis.” The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, published by ICLEI, 1996.
Agenda 21 and Private Property:
“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principle instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.” From the report from the 1976 UN’s Habitat I Conference.
“Private land use decisions are often driven by strong economic incentives that result in several ecological and aesthetic consequences…The key to overcoming it is through public policy…”Report from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, page 112.
“Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work air conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable.” Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Earth Summit, 1992.
Reinvention of Government:
“We need a new collaborative decision process that leads to better decisions, more rapid change, and more sensible use of human, natural and financial resources in achieving our goals.” Report from the President’s Council on Sustainable Development
“Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.” Harvey Ruvin, Vice Chairman, ICLEI. The Wildlands Project
“We must make this place an insecure and inhospitable place for Capitalists and their projects – we must reclaim the roads and plowed lands, halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, free shackled rivers and return to wilderness millions of tens of millions of acres or presently settled land.” Dave Foreman, Earth First.
What is not sustainable?
Ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing of soil, building fences, industry, single family homes, paves and tarred roads, logging activities, dams and reservoirs, power line construction, and economic systems that fail to set proper value on the environment.” UN’s Biodiversity Assessment Report.
Hide Agenda 21’s UN roots from the people!
“Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many of the conspiracy- fixated groups and individuals in our society… This segment of our society who fear ‘one-world government’ and a UN invasion of the United States through which our individual freedom would be stripped away would actively work to defeat any elected official who joined ‘the conspiracy’ by undertaking LA21. So we call our process something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.” J. Gary Lawrence, advisor to President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.
SPLC Labels the Right all inclusively as Haters
Ergo Agenda 21 Portrait Flawed
John R. Houk
© July 5, 2014
Agenda 21 – In one easy lesson
Tom DeWeese the publisher/editor of The DeWeese Report and is the President of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank headquartered in Warrenton, Virginia.
John R. Houk
© March 11, 2013
This video was posted in February 2012 to briefly let people know that Antisemitism is alive and well on U.S. university campuses. Unfortunately I am a little late with this post which is a condemnation of a pro-Palestinian/Anti-Israel propaganda seminar accusing Israel of human rights violations and completely letting Islamic terrorists off the hook for their murder and mayhem of Jews in Israel. That propaganda seminar is called Israel Apartheid Week.
Below is an email from David Horowitz that tells what really happens in Israel and on American College Campuses pertaining to Jews. Tragically Jews are persecuted by Islamic terrorists in Israel with blood and mayhem and Jews and supporters of Israel are vilified by Islamic racists often connected to either Palestinian (Islamic) terrorists or from organizations affiliated with the Jew-Hating Muslim Brotherhood. This week of Antisemitic lies is allow to occur on college campuses that have bought into the propaganda disseminated by Islamic terrorist connected organizations operating with near impunity in the USA.
I am cross posting the Horowitz email but first You should take the time to view this video exposing the lies of Jew-Haters that are the supporters of Israel Apartheid Week:
Must Read Article
[Islamic Apartheid Week]
Sent by David Horowitz
Sent: March 8, 2013 9:03 AM
Sent from David Horowitz Freedom Center
Earlier this week, I sent you an email about the advertisement the Freedom Center will be running in campus newspapers at Colleges and Universities around the country. Today, I wanted to share with you an article, written by the Center’s Daniel Greenfield, which illustrates why getting this ad distributed as far and wide as possible is so critical.
I hope you’ll take a moment to read this article, and if you haven’t already, make a generous, tax-deductible donation to support our efforts.
A Double Standard on Hate
By Daniel Greenfield
Every year college campuses across the country hold a festival of hatred aimed at Jews and the Jewish State. Israeli Apartheid Week has become notorious for the targeted harassment of Jewish students, support for Hamas and even physical violence.
This year the David Horowitz Freedom Center has responded to Israeli Apartheid Week with Islamic Apartheid Week. Unlike Israeli Apartheid Week, which is based on a lie, Islamic Apartheid Week addresses the sexism, homophobia and religious bigotry threatening minorities in the Muslim world. To promote Islamic Apartheid Week, the Freedom Center attempted to place an ad in forty college papers.
The ad called “Faces of Islamic Apartheid” drew attention to the victims of Islamic sexism, homophobia and theocracy by briefly telling the stories of gay men hanged in Iran, women and girls murdered by their governments and their families for the crime of falling in love and the Christian Minister for Minorities Affairs in Pakistan’s cabinet who was murdered for trying to reform his country’s theocratic blasphemy laws.
These four women, three men and one little girl were the victims of Islamic Apartheid. Five of them have been murdered. Their memory lives on only when they are remembered. One has been on death row for six years. Telling her story may help save her life. The remaining two live under threat of death.
Instead of listening to their stories, the campus culture of political correctness drowned out their voices and apologized for even allowing their stories to be told.
Nine college papers turned the ad down, five of them in the University of California system which has been criticized for tolerating anti-Semitism. When the California State Assembly passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism on campus and warned that no public resources should be used for anti-Semitic hate, the University of California objected on free speech grounds. However free speech for Israeli Apartheid Week did not translate into free speech for Islamic Apartheid Week.
Seven college papers took the advertisement. Of those papers, Tufts University’s Tufts Daily and Austin’s Daily Texan both ran apologies from their editors for even printing the ad.
Tufts Daily editor Martha Shanahan called the decision to run the ad an “editorial oversight.” Daily Texan editor Susannah Jacob denounced the attempt to tell the stories of victimized women and children as “hateful” and “an unspoken incitement to violence.”
Martha Shanahan spent two pages apologizing for the existence of the “Islamophobic and violently offensive” advertisement, the existence of Tufts Daily, its staff and her own existence. At no point during her long series of apologies, did Martha acknowledge that her paper had run four editorials in a single week from Students for Justice in Palestine attacking Israel and promoting hatred for the Jewish State. And in an unequal response to this, it also ran a brief letter from Tufts Friends of Israel distancing itself from the ad and politely suggesting that apartheid shouldn’t be used to refer to Israel.
Anthony Monaco, the President of Tufts University, took to Twitter to denounce the advertisement for vilifying Islam, but made no such denunciation of the Tufts Daily’s op-ed, “The Case for Israeli Apartheid” which (not coincidentally) appeared on the same day as the ad. At Tufts, no one apologizes for accusing democratic Israel of apartheid. There are only apologies when theocratic Iran and Pakistan are accused of practicing Islamic Apartheid.
When anti-Israel voices are outweighed 4-to-1 and the editor apologizes for publishing another perspective that would have made it 4-to-2 then the freedom of debate at Tufts University is in a very sad state. When that same editor prints editorials describing Israel as an apartheid state, but promises to put in place an entire system of oversight to make certain that no advertisement challenging Islamic Apartheid is ever printed again, then a system of censorship has been put into place silencing the voices of victims and encouraging their persecutors.
The Daily Texan’s Susannah Jacob claimed that the crosshairs over the faces of the victims were an incitement to violence when they were actually a way of bringing urgency to the violence that had been committed against them. And making it clear that she never even saw the advertisement that she was denouncing, Susannah described the ad as depicting six women, when it included two gay men, one Christian man and one little girl.
Susannah further distorted the truth about Islamic Apartheid when she described the pervasive sexism, homophobia and theocracy that these people fell victim to as “discrete incidents of violence by Muslims” being used “to implicate all Muslims” while ignoring the fact that five of the victims in the ad had been targeted by their governments or with government backing.
Can the Daily Texan’s editor honestly claim that Iran’s persecution of women and gay men or Pakistan’s persecution of Christians are “discrete incidents of violence”, rather than state policy? Could she find a single human rights organization that would agree with such a dishonest whitewashing of the terror under which millions live?
The responses to the advertisement have established once again that some forms of apartheid are privileged on campus and that some forms of persecution cannot be talked about. Demonizing the Israeli victims of Islamic terror is within the realm of campus free speech, but speaking about the vulnerable minorities in the Muslim world is not.
If the advertisement was wrong, then there would have been no need to censor it. False claims can easily be disproven. Five minutes with Google would have told every reader and editor whether there was any truth to the Faces of Islamic Apartheid.
It is never necessary to censor lies. It is only necessary to censor truth.
That is why the majority of campus papers – ten so far, including Harvard whose editors said they would not print it under any circumstances — refused to run this paid advertisement. It is why those few who did have begun making ritual apologies while lying about its contents. It is why the attacks on the advertisement have taken refuge in vague platitudes about offensiveness, without a single attempt at a factual rebuttal. It is why every response to the advertisement has consisted of claiming that speaking about Islamic bigotry is the real bigotry.
There were eight faces and eight names in the censored advertisement that the President of Tufts, the editors of Tufts Daily, the Daily Texan and the editors of ten college papers that turned down the ad, did not want their students to see or know about because it might disturb the manufactured campus consensus that they have constructed with great effort around Israel and Islamic terrorism.
These are the names. Amina Said. Sarah Said. Afshan Azad. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Shahbas Bhatti. Rimsha Masih. Mahmoud Asgari. Ayaz Marhoni.
They were repressed as individuals. Now their story is being repressed on the American campus.
Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center
Begin forwarded message:
From: David Horowitz
Date: March 5, 2013 11:05 AM EST
Subject: Expose the lies on our campuses
Dear Freedom Center Supporter,
Anti Semitism on America’s campuses—nonstop bashing of Israel and glorification of Hamas and other jihad groups, and even physical intimidation of Jewish students—is worse than ever. Administrators and faculty accepts all this as part of the university’s standard operating procedure. But the Freedom Center calls it for what it is—an intellectual reign of terror.
And we’re fighting back!
Think of what is allowed to take place these days as part of our universities’ business as usual:
These unrelenting attacks against Israel and Jewish students are shameful and disgusting. Will you help the Freedom fight back today with a tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100 or more?
While the truth about the Middle East is systematically turned upside-down and inside-out, no one is stepping forward to defend Israel and remind her enemies that:
There’s only one organization willing to go onto our campuses to tell our students the truth about this brutal discrimination that occurs under Islamic Sharia Law—and that’s the Freedom Center.
This year the Freedom Center is sponsoring “Islamic Apartheid Weeks” on over 50 campuses across the country. These events will provide a truth-telling, in your face response to the Big Lies that are at the foundation of the leftist “Israel Apartheid Weeks.” They will explain and explore the many forms of Islamic apartheid—racism, ethnic cleansing, gender discrimination, political oppression and slavery—that have been part of the Middle East for over a millennium and are now spreading into Africa and other regions of the world.
One of the main components of the Freedom Center’s campaign is to insert full-page ads like this one in campus newspapers across the country. Under the headline “Faces of Islamic Apartheid,” the advertisement will features victims of Sharia law abroad and in the U.S. such as Amina and Sarah Said, murdered in Texas by their father for dating non-Muslims, and Shahbas Bhatti, the sole Christian minister in Pakistan’s cabinet who was murdered by members of the Taliban for advocating reform of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws.
While our college students hear the Big Lie about Israel every day, they never hear the truth about the body count, even in the U.S., that results from the teachings of radical Islam. And we need them to! So will you support our efforts with an immediate tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100 or more?
We are currently submitting this ad to 50 campus papers around the country to coincide with March’s “Israel Apartheid Week” events. We have already received confirmations that the ad will run in the papers at the following Colleges and Universities,
We are targeting at least another 40 campuses this week. But the cost of running ads in just these newspapers is about $75,000! So please follow this link right now to make a tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100 or more to support our efforts.
These ads do what nothing else can do—highlight the true sources of “apartheid” in the Middle East put the campus Islamists attacking Israel on the defensive. The Freedom Center is on the front lines in the war on campus between the Big Lie and the truth in the Middle East. Your support is critical to making this effort a success.
Thank you for everything you do to help me and the Freedom Center.
President & Founder
P.S. We need your help to place this ad in campus newspapers at Colleges and Universities across the country. Will you make a tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100 or more to the Freedom Center right away? We must raise $75,000 by midnight tomorrow, so I’m counting on you. Thanks—David
Israel Apartheid Week is Hate Jews and Lie about Israel Week
John R. Houk
© March 11, 2013
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Israel is a very small nation established in part because of thousands of years of gross persecution culminating with Hitler’s Holocaust which murdered around SIX MILLION Jews. More importantly from a religious Jewish and Biblical Christian perspective, Israel’s reestablishment is prophetic. I can’t speak for Jews but Biblical Christians believe Israel’s return as a Jewish homeland is a prophetic precursor to the Return of King Jesus to sit on the Throne of David to rule the nations of the world.
AISH.com has a video on their website showing how the United Nations goes out of its way to publish Palestinian propaganda about Israel human rights violations while totally ignoring the brutal butchery of Islamic terrorists upon Jews attempting to terminate the Jewish State. Also the video points out the HUGE human rights violations in other larger nations than Israel ARE NOT APPROACHED nearly as much as the UN comes after Israel that is merely trying to defend its existence surrounded by a sea of hostile Muslim States.
Below is the video:
JRH 3/4/13 (Hat Tip: Nora Mitchell – World News & Events Dissected)
The UN vs. Israel
The UN is obsessed with one country’s human rights record, and it’s not North Korea, Iran or Syria.
March 2, 2013
Youtube version: Prager University: The UN vs. Israel
Posted by: Prager University
Published on Feb 24, 2013
In the last few decades the United Nations has been obsessed with one country. Is it North Korea, Zimbabwe, Iran, Syria, China or some other nation with a reprehensible human rights record? Those would all be fair guesses and they would all be wrong. Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Human Rights Institute, answers this riddle and explains the upside down moral universe in which the United Nations resides.
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We’ve published over 10,000 articles — on career, dating, parenting, spirituality, Israel events — offering “wisdom for living” for the modern world.
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Aish.com, a 3-time winner of USA Today’s Hot Site award, has been heralded for its technical sophistication and sleek graphic design. James Besser, the New York Jewish Week columnist, writes: “The supersite, Aish.com, reacting to … READ THE REST
John R. Houk
© December 21, 2012
To those of you who do not realize it. There is media outlet known as Press TV. You should know that articles appearing in Press TV too often passed along as American press; however Press TV is an Iranian run media organization. Iran and the USA are not friends even if Obama extends a hand of friendship in the name of negotiated peace.
Below is a very credible profile excerpt about Press TV:
When the Iranian government launched Press TV in 2007, the global channel said its goal was to “heed the often neglected voices and perspectives of a great portion of the world” and to “embrace and build bridges of cultural understanding.”
“The priority was to look and sound like CNN and BBC,” said one former Press TV journalist. This journalist, who left shortly after Iran’s controversial 2009 elections, said editors initially sought a credible reputation for the state-funded channel, to make it a player in the increasingly crowded market of global satellite news channels.
And on occasion, Press TV has operated with journalistic vigor. “I would often monitor their website,” said Nazila Fathi, a New York Times reporter who was based in Tehran for 15 years. “Sometimes Press TV had the information first, which wasn’t expected, but they did.”
But even as the government said the channel was created to build bridges, Press TV’s bosses gave its 400 staff members another task. “Exposing the plots of propaganda networks of the enemy is among your duties,” CEO Mohammad Sarafraz told employees at the channel’s opening ceremony.
It does not take much viewing time to see how that task is translated into Press TV’s broadcasts. Though the channel offers plenty of timely visuals of breaking news in the Middle East, much of its programming reflects the often aggressive, hard-line politics of the Iranian leadership.
“Press TV was purely propaganda, and still is,” said Jamal Dajani, vice president for the Middle East region at Internews, an international media development organization.
Dajani’s view is a common one among international journalists, as well as some who have worked for Press TV, only to leave after concluding it was little more than a “government mouthpiece.” (Excerpted from “A slick propaganda tool against the West”; By Stephanie Coutrix, Global Media Wars – READ ENTIRE ARTICLE)
So why did I do a write-up on Press TV?
Because I just posted a story that has all the markings of a Conspiracy Theory. I often post Conspiracy Theories because of plausible credibility presented in the theory.
Well check it out! Press TV has their own Conspiracy Theory on the Sandy Hook Massacre. The title of the Press TV article pretty much sums the Iranian propaganda Conspiracy Theory: “Mossad death squads slaughtered American children at Sandy Hook”.
Yup that’s right. The mouthpiece of Iran claims Israel sent Israeli Intelligence death squads to kill children as part of a plan for a Jewish New World Order.
Below is the insanely ludicrous Press TV Conspiracy Theory.
Mossad death squads slaughtered American children at Sandy Hook
By James H. Fetzer
Dec 20, 2012 7:27PM GMT
While liberals and some conservatives believe the time has come to ban assault weapons, the graver threat to our nation’s security has been swept under the rug.
The Sandy Hook massacre appears to have been a psy op intended to strike fear in the hearts of Americans by the sheer brutality of the massacre, where the killing of children is a signature of terror ops conducted by agents of Israel.
This is being used as powerful incentive for banning assault rifles, where most of the public is unaware of the fact that the Department of Homeland Security has acquired 1.5 billion rounds of .40 caliber, hollow-point ammunition, which is not ever permissible in warfare under the Geneva Conventions.
A Senate Subcommittee has issued a report (3 October 2012) based upon its review of 680 “fusion center” reports (from 2009-2001) and found not a single indication of any domestic terrorist threat-not one! None! Since the only domestic “terrorist threats” are ones contrived by the government, especially the FBI, the public needs to know.
This information-as well as the existence of more than 300 FEMA camps and special boxcars to carry dissidents to them-has been deliberately withheld from the American people, because if they were aware of the facts of the matter, it would become obvious that those camps and ammunition are intended to be used against them.
When DHS is gearing up to conduct a massive civil war against the American people, what better excuse could there be for banning assault weapons than the massacre of 20 innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary School?
The choice appears to be covertly revealing, where “Sandy” means guardian of men (as an allusion to guns) and “Hook” as a euphemism for hooking, gathering or confiscating the only weapons that DHS fears. And who better to slaughter American children than Israelis, who deliberately murder Palestinian children?
Mike Harris of Veterans Today has exposed the pattern relating what happened there to earlier assaults: “This is exactly what Israel did in Norway; the political party that voted sanctions against Israel was retaliated against by a ‘lone gunman’ who killed 77 children. This is what Israel always does, they go after the children.
“It is what they do in Gaza every day. It is what was done in Norway. It is what happened at Sandy Hook. Nobody buys the ‘one gunman’ story anymore, not with the Gabby Giffords’ shooting, not with the Aurora “Batman” shooting, certainly not with Breveik, and certainly not in Connecticut.”
The most likely scenario, given what we know now, is that Adam Lanza and his mother killed the day before. Adam’s body picked up by local police. He was attired in a SWAT outfit, including body armor, and stored in the school.
A three-man team entered the school, one was arrested in the school–cuffed and put on the lawn–two went out the back door, one was arrested, the third appears to have escaped. You can find this on helicopter videos.
Those arrested are currently not in police custody; their names were never released. That is a telling sign that we are being sold a story that is based on fiction, not on fact. What else are the local police concealing?
A parallel situation in Aurora, where there appear to have been multiple participants, but the police concealed information about them. The DC Sniper, John Allen Muhammad, was even a active member of Delta Force, but the public was not informed.
His assistant in this killing spree, Lee Boyd Malvo, had been detained in Seattle but was released, even though he was an illegal alien, where INS has refused to explain how that happened. Did “higher authority” intervene?
Nidal Malik Hasan, the US Army Major who killed 13 and wounded 29 during a rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, even sat next to the Director of Homeland Security during an event at George Washington University. Can that be coincidental?
When the “long gunman” cover story falls apart, then the national press, which William Colby told us was infiltrated by agents of the CIA-“The agency owns everyone of significance in the major media”-resorts to stories of Mind Control and use of drugs.
We have to see through the smoke and mirrors. These attacks typically involve three-man shooting teams, where, once the story is tainted with bogus MK/Ultra conspiracy disinformation, crucial data, like the assault rifle the Sandy Hook having been left in his car, swiftly disappears.
Lenin and Trotsky were terrorists. Lenin was an outspoken proponent of terrorism. The founder of the Lukid Party and sixth Prime Minister of Israel was an Irgun terrorist. Study its history. No nation in the world cares more about its own interests and less about those of the United State than Israel.
The bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on 22 July 1946, was a stunning example. The attack on the USS Liberty and Israel’s bombing of its own Embassy and Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires in 1992 and 1994 are other illustration.
Those who study 9/11 are all too aware of the role of the Neo-Cons and the Mossad. But the American press covers it up-and Congress is controlled by AIPAC. As Bill Casey, former CIA Director, observed, “Our disinformation program will be complete when everything the American public believes is false.” Sandy Hook is the latest example.
Iranian Propaganda Tool Press TV
John R. Houk
© December 21, 2012
Mossad death squads slaughtered American children at Sandy Hook
Dr. James H. Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth. A leading expert on the death of JFK and on the atrocities of 9/11, he has published extensively as a journalist for Veterans Today. He edited ASSASSINATION SCIENCE (1998), MURDER IN DEALEY PLAZA (2000), and THE GREAT ZAPRUDER FILM HOAX (2003) on the assassination and chaired or co-chaired four national conferences about it. The founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, he has published THE 9/11 CONSPIRACY (2007), organized the Madison Conference on “The Science and Politics of 9/11″ and, during 2012, The Vancouer Hearings, which brought together experts on different aspects of the case. The conclusions to emerge include that no Boeing 757 hit the Pentagon, that all four of the crash sites were faked or fabricated in different ways, that mini or micro nukes were the most likely explanation for the “collapse” of the Twin Towers, and that Israel and American Neo-Cons planned 9/11 to promote their political agenda. The archives for his radio show, “The Real Deal”, on revereradio.net, at radiofetzer.blogspot.com, include more than 500 interviews on the most complex and controversial issues of our time. His most recent and important articles are accessible via “Veterans Today, Jim Fetzer”
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The Patriot Post refutes the message of the Democratic National Convention. Wait – refute is probably too kind. The Patriot Post repudiates the deceptive and lying Democrats trying to win the hearts of the voters Goebbels type propaganda.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” (Goebbels And The “Big Lie,” Jewish Virtual Library)
Yesterday I was alerted to Sunday’s (4/22/12) 60 Minutes story lamely being used as the propaganda tool of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. The propaganda is Israel policies are scaring Arab-Christians out of Judea-Samaria (aka West Bank) and not Arab-Muslims dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the obliteration of Jews. The alert was sent via the San Fernando Valley ACT for America email list and the story was by Yuval Zaliouk. I was outraged especially after I watched the clip of the CBS news magazine!
I received another email alert from Honest Reporting has a bit more details. I am cross posting the Honest Reporting article along with some supportive articles that demonstrate is simply an Israel hating Left Wing media tool.
JRH 4/25/12 (Read the two page HR article as one page at SlantRight 2.0)
John R. Houk
© December 7, 2011
Western nations led by America, EU, Russia and the UN have been pressuring Israel to cave in to allowing a new State to arise from their Biblical Land for Arabs that call themselves Palestinians. As brutal as it sounds I believe Israel should drive Muslim Arabs from Judea-Samaria and Gaza to Jordan and Syria. Jordan especially was carved out of the original British Mandate for Palestine as a gift to the Hashemite family for aiding the British to victory in WWI over Turkey (then the Ottoman Empire). The British awarded the Hashemites other carved out areas as well; however the Mandate for Palestine was created with the purpose of restoring Jews to their homeland. Take note this was BEFORE the Holocaust that murdered approximately SIX MILLION JEWS. In recognition that the majority population of the area was Muslim and Christian Arabs, the huge Mandate for Palestine was intended to create an Arab State separate from the Jewish State.
Incidentally the Christian Arab population was much greater in Palestine Mandate days than they are now. Does anyone know why? It is because from the time that Arabs that call themselves Palestinians became recognized as a political entity the Muslim majority in Judea-Samaria began persecuting the Christian minority. Christian Arabs have responded by leaving traditional areas of population concentration (like Bethlehem) for safer places to live. PA-Hamas-Hezbollah propagandists have attempted to bend statistics that Israel is the fault for Christian Arabs leaving Judea-Samaria and that Christian Zionists (i.e. Evangelicals) are spreading propaganda that Islam is the reason for Christian Arabs leaving their homes. The actual truth is that Islam is to blame, the Christian Arab population in Israel has tripled and Evangelicals are countering the propaganda of Islamic terrorists. Malcolm Lowe utilizes statistics to shine a light on the blatant manipulation Muslim propagandists are using in creating lies.
Islamic terrorists are real big on using propaganda to lie their way into a sovereign Palestine on Jewish land. The propaganda has been so successful that Western governments are trying to kowtow to the terrorists by telling their citizens that stealing Jewish land and giving it to Arabs that call themselves Palestinians will bring peace to the Middle East.
Western governments are failing to tell the truth that Arabs in the Jewish territories, that their education and media are training Arabs - from cradle to the grave – to hate Jews and American Christians. Here are five example clips from Al-Aksa TV (Hamas) of how Jews are portrayed to Muslims courtesy of MEMRI TV.
Why in the world is our American government joining three other Western entities to nearly bludgeon Israel into accepting a sovereign Palestine State right alongside the Israeli border? This Palestine will be controlled by the Palestine Authority which ultimately will include Hamas controlled Gaza. The Palestine Authority is just as devilish in propagating Jew and American hatred as Hamas. Unless the Islamic terrorists accept the existence as a Jewish State and cease from brainwashing Jew-hatred, the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians will NEVER cease from a having a violent society with the primary ethic of killing Jews and destroying Israel.
John R. Houk
© September 9, 2011
ACT for America is probably in the forefront in America in educating about radical Islam and Stealth Jihad to infiltrate American government agencies and congresses on a Federal and State level to make it possible to achieve special favors for Islamic adherents that desire Sharia Law to evolve into the law of the land rather than the U.S. Constitution.
The successes of ACT for America has not gone unnoticed by Muslim-American organizations that claim the moniker of “moderate” when in fact nearly every large Muslim-American organization has connections to the radical Islam of the Muslim Brotherhood or the Wahhabi influence of Saudi Arabia.
Legal Jihad has been an effective tool for Muslim-American organizations to silence those that expose the agenda of radical Islam in America. One of the biggest thorns to the lying Muslim-American organizations is that the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial and convictions has exposed just how connected they are to the Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestinian proxy terrorist group Hamas.
Muslim-American organizations have begun the strategy learned from the Islamic terrorists of the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians. That strategy is to twist facts, fabricate and stage scenes to place blame on others and the good old fashioned outright lie.
Thus ACT for America is mobilizing a campaign to find 400 stable donators that are willing to give $19 monthly in order to meet the challenges of Legal Jihad and Stealth Jihad that now is focused on discrediting the credibility of ACT for America.
John R. Houk
© April 17, 2011
A person commented on my SlantRight 2.0 blog concerning a post dated March 27, 2011. The post is entitled, “Lies of Palestinian Propaganda”. The comment congratulated me on my fine post followed simply with a link to a YouTube video entitled, “I Am Palestine”.
When I first examined the comment I suspected it was spam that would send readers to a marketing or porn site. I also like to give commenters’ the benefit of the doubt so I went to confirm my suspicions by copying and pasting the YouTube link to a browser as a due diligence before I was going to delete the comment.
To my surprised delight “I Am Palestine” was a video of sarcasm showing all the things Palestinians are proud of and that the rest of the world should be wagging the finger of shame to you Palestinians.
From the YouTube site a transcript of the rapid moving words of the video is available. I will post those words followed by the video.
I am Palestine
By Jean Vercors
Apr 10, 2011
My people were invented by the Arab countries in the 60’s
with the goal to destroy Israel.
We came from, Syria, Egypt and Irak.
No Arab political entity was called by that name
before that date.
I have no idea who before Arafat
was a Palestinian Leader
I claim borders for an Arab country
that never was.
I can speak Arabic that is my mother tongue,
forget about the Palestinian Language
I claim Jerusalem as my capital
though not mentioned once in the Quran
but mentioned 700 times in the bible.
King David founded Jerusalem,
Mohammed never set foot in it, so what?
Jews pray facing Jerusalem,
Muslims face Mecca.
If we Palestinians
are between the two cities,
we pray facing Mecca,
with our backs to Jerusalem.
Today There are 22 Arab countries,
not counting Palestine.
But We Muslims constantly scream
and whine about Israel
occupying Muslim lands in Israel.
Israel is surrounded by hostile states
650 times their size in territory
and sixty times their population.
who is occupying what?
BDS: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
and all ignorant people have so much hate
for the Jews that why they support us.
And we like that…
Don’t tell me ! The only true Apartheid states
in the Middle East are Islamic states
in which Jews are not allowed to live
and where Christians, Copts, Kabyles, Baha’is
and other religious minorities are objects
of discrimination and persecution.
Or that The entire Jewish population of Muslim countries
had to flee as the result of violence and pogroms.
I don’t want to hear it, that’s not my business!
I Want peace
but I rejected the peace plan
in 1948 and 2000.
Why ? simply because I teach Jihad
and martyrdom to my children,
they are glorified as the means
to liberating “Palestine”
and children’s poems contain calls
to war and bloodletting.
we Arabs were supporters of Hitler in the 1930,
The father of Palestinian nationalism.
Haj Amin Al-Husseini, was a devoted Nazi
who spent the war in Berlin
and worked with members of the Third Reich
to plan extermination camps for the Jews
of the Middle East.
BDS: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
and I don’t like Israel’s Security fence
that is an apartheid wall
because I cannot commit suicide bombings
and rocket attacks on Israeli citizens.
We Arab refugees from Israel
began calling ourselves “Palestinians” in 1967,
two decades after (modern) Israeli statehood.
no Arab country would take in us,
the “Palestinians” who were invited into camps
and were kept there by the Arab regimes
to stir up hatred against the Jews.
it suits Arab states very well
to have the Palestinians
endure permanent refugee status.
our special thanks to UNRWA,
an agency exclusively
serving the Palestinian.
a special UN agency
that was created just for us
and even better
Some UNRWA personnel belong to Hamas.
I am a base of thousands of rocket attacks
against schoolyards and townships in Israel.
I am a well known media manipulation expert
and the anti Israel media bias love us,
Have you ever heard of Pallywood?
I use Human shields:
a military and political technique
that is the deliberate placement of civilians
in or around combat targets to deter
an enemy from attacking those targets.
Human shields are the weapon of our resistance.
the use of human shields constitutes
“perfidy” under Article 147
of the Geneva Convention IV
defining the laws of war
but we consider it a noble cause.
I am proud to be Palestinian because
i receive the most humanitarian aid
per head of population
(in 2008, receiving US$2.6 billion
and US$799 million respectively).
That’s right, Palestinian people
receive the largest amount of donations worldwide.
we mean business.
According to serious studies, during 2009 and 2010 the PA’s reliance on donations increased — with a 20% growth in donations, totaling some $3.96BN per year.
In fact, the Palestinian people receive the largest amount of donations worldwide. we mean business.
I preach and engage in violence and terror
in order to destroy the state of Israel
and replace it with an Islamic state.
My virulent hatred of Jews and Judaism
is deeply rooted in the anti-Semitic
writings of Muslim Brotherhood theologians.
I wish to thank
the US and EU taxpayer,
the UN and the anti Israeli media
for their continued efforts
in our ignoble cause.